Glossary

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yawn (v.)  open wide, gape
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Cor III.ii.11 [Coriolanus to Nobles, of the people] to yawn ... / When one but of my ordinance stood up / To speak of peace or war
Ham III.ii.396 [Hamlet alone] 'Tis now the very witching time of night, / When churchyards yawn
Ham IV.v.9 [Gentleman to Gertrude, of people's reactions to Ophelia's speech] They yawn at it [Q2; F aim]
H5 IV.vi.14 [Exeter to King Henry, of Suffolk] York ... kisses the gashes / That bloodily did yawn upon his face
JC II.ii.18 [Calphurnia to Caesar] graves have yawned and yielded up their dead
MA V.iii.19 [Balthasar singing] Graves yawn and yield your dead
Oth V.ii.102 [Othello to himself] th'affrighted globe / Should yawn at alteration
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